Friedman Scholar, Friedman Award for Scholars in Health
Doctoral Candidate, University of British Columbia
Raquel Baldwinson is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of British Columbia and a Liu Scholar at the Liu Institute for Global Studies. Through the support of the Killam Doctoral Scholarship (2017-2018) and the Friedman Award for Scholars in Health (2018-2019), Baldwinson is on a two-year Visiting Fellow appointment in the Department of History of Science at Harvard.
Baldwinson's dissertation, "Global Health Doubt and the Rhetoric of Interdisciplinarity," focuses on the problem of doubt in global health— that is, on how publics began to lose faith in global health's key institutional actors, discourses, and actions. Her work focuses especially on doubt in relation to the complex discourses of interdisciplinarity. Baldwinson's scholarship combines historical analytics with rhetorical inquiry.